ABC News has exclusively obtained their latest memo and this one is a five-part list attempting to move past the scandal.
The first section titled "Gov Gets Back to Business" touts Christie's work to help families impacted by Superstorm Sandy and mentions the next phase of distribution for storm disaster funding.
The second section titled "The Answer is Unequivocally No" revisits coverage from Christie's radio interview Monday night where he said he "unequivocally" had no knowledge of the political plot behind the lane closures. It was Christie's first interview since former political ally David Wildstein alleged "evidence exists" he knew about the lanes closure earlier than he has let on. Wildstein has not revealed any evidence and no evidence has been uncovered showing a direct link between the governor and the closing of the lanes by aides as a form of political payback.
The third section again goes after the New York Times, as their second memo also did. And as the first memo attempted to discredit former political ally-turned-foe Wildstein, the fourth and fifth points attempt to discredit Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer highlighting some of the contradictory statements she has given, including whether she regularly keeps a diary or not. Last month, on the heels of the developing lanes closure scandal, Zimmer accused the Christie administration of threatening to withhold Sandy relief funds if she did not back a development deal in Hoboken favored by Christie.
The state legislative committee investigating the lane closures say they will also look into Zimmer's allegations.
Subpoenaed documents for the state investigation from 20 people or entities involved were due Monday. The committee says while they have received some cooperation, some entities have received extensions. Others, including former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelley - who wrote the now damning "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee" email to Wildstein - declined to cooperate with the committee investigating the scandal by invoking the Fifth Amendment. Wildstein also took the Fifth during a hearing last month, and Christie's former political guru Bill Stepien also notified the Legislature on Friday that he would be taking the Fifth.
It's not just the administration trying to get back to normal. Christie will be hitting the road this week making stops in Dallas and Fort Worth, Tx. Thursday to raise funds for the Republican Governors Association, where he serves as chairman. Next week he will speak to the Economic Club of Chicago, then will headline an afternoon RGA fundraiser as well as an RGA fundraising dinner in Chicago. On Feb. 18, Christie will speak to the NRSC winter retreat in New York City and also later this month he has two different events, as well as fundraising in Washington, DC. And after being snubbed last year, Christie will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland next month.
Christie will also be traveling Massachusetts, Georgia, Connecticut, and Utah, all in the near future.
READ THE FULL MEMO HERE:
1. GOV GETS BACK TO BUSINESS: This afternoon, Governor Christie was in a Shore town meeting with Sandy-impacted homeowners and discussing the administration's plan to distribute the second round of Sandy disaster funds.
2. THE ANSWER IS UNEQUIVOCALLY NO. The Sandy event came on the heels of last night's radio interview where the Governor made it crystal clear he had nothing to do with the planning, development or execution of the George Washington Bridge issue.
3. NYT FINALLY ADMITS THEIR STORY WAS WRONG. The reporter responsible for Friday's sloppily-written story on the bombshell that wasn't continued her mea culpa media tour. Last night on NJTV, she admitted to a local television host in an interview - her fourth in the last 36 hours - that the story was "wrong and we fixed it very quickly."
4. CNN: HOBOKEN MAYOR "FULL OF CONTRADICTIONS": After two weeks of glowing press coverage, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer came under scrutiny when CNN did a deep dive into her past, and found serious questions of authenticity, contradictions and hypocrisy. The whole story is worth a read, and is available here. Some highlights.
5. REPORT SURFACES OF ZIMMER SHUTTING DOWN SANDY PROJECTS OVER POLITICS: In the "you can't make this stuff up" category, today a report emerged on the Daily Caller about Zimmer allegedly shutting down a Sandy project in Hoboken to punish one of her political enemies.